Canada Government is negotiating expedited ‘resolutions’ (settlements) with Ontario AND 17 Other Scoops – Adopted/Foster Cases Across The Country
August 25, 2017 § Leave a comment
The Take Away:
Ottawa has started negotiations to expedite resolutions in the Ontario case and in the 17 other Sixties Scoop cases across the country that are working their way through the legal system.
But on June 9, Justice Department lawyer Catharine Moore wrote to Justice Belobaba, who had scheduled a hearing date in October to set damages, to say there should be no blanket settlement with the victims of the Ontario class-action suit.
If Marcia Brown Martel and Robert Commanda, the lead claimants in the case, can prove that the government committed a civil harm against them and are awarded damages, “then other class members, if they are inclined to do so, can come forward in individual issues trials to prove class identification, causation, damages and quantum of damages,” the government said in a brief that accompanied Ms. Moore’s letter.
“The court and the parties always contemplated that class identification, causation, damages and quantum of damages would have to be determined individually,” the brief said.